Contributor Guidelines

If you’re thinking about contributing to CAREEREALISM, please read the following guidelines carefully. All articles will be reviewed by our editorial team. We reserve the right to reject any content that does not meet our requirements/standards. Note: We DO NOT participate in text-link advertising. All contributor posts must be original, educational in nature, and relevant to our audience. All external links must be approved by our editorial staff to ensure they are relevant to the article’s content. Have questions? Visit our FAQ page!

Content

  • Must provide true career value
  • Must be original content (does not/will not appear anywhere else on the Web)
  • Must be written for a global audience (must have universal appeal)
  • Must be educational in nature/not salesy
  • Must have a career-related keyword

Format

  • Entire piece must be 500-800 words long
  • Title must be under 50 characters, including spaces
  • Must be nicely organized
  • Must contain good headers
  • Must have professional spelling/grammar
  • Must include an author bio (under 160 characters long)

External Links

  • Maximum one external link to your website (or client's) in the body of the article
  • Anchor text cannot be blatantly promotional (i.e. Great deals on www.MyWebsite.com or Check out MyWebsite for more information)
  • Links/text should not be forced
  • Other external links will only be approved if they bring reader to a credible source to verify a statistic/study
  • Biography is under 160 characters (with spaces) and only includes one link

Topics

Articles must fall into one of the following categories:
  • Job search
  • Career change
  • Career advancement
  • Career happiness
  • Personal branding
  • Interview prep
  • Unemployment
  • LinkedIn Tips
  • Resume Tips
  • Cover Letter Tips
  • Networking Tips

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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